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Coinbase and Silvergate Stocks Plummet as Crypto Winter Intensifies

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Updated by Ali M.
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In Brief

  • Silvergate stock price has decreased by 92.5% since its all-time high
  • Likewise, Coinbase stock price is trading at all-time lows after a 91% decline
  • Technical indicators suggests that both COIN and SI may drop even further
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The price of Coinbase (COIN) and Silvergate Capital Corporation (SI) have decreased by more than 90% since their respective all-time highs. The steep downtrend became worse in Nov. 2021, after the FTX exchange imploded.

With such significant losses incurred, is it time to pick up these stocks as they trade at a discount? Or is it time to continue to wait on the sidelines for a better entry?

Silvergate Crashes After FTX Fiasco

Silvergate Capital Corporation stock price has fallen by 92.5% since its all-time high of $239 in Nov. 2021. The rate of decrease further accelerated in Nov. 2022, likely as a result of the FTX collapse.

The parent company of Silvergate Bank is one of the biggest crypto lenders that was affected by the FTX fiasco. Still, CEO Alan Lane stated that customer funds are safe despite the exposure to FTX and BlockFi.

Lane stated that FTX represented only 10% of Silvergate’s total deposits of $11.9 billion from digital asset customers. Despite the significant blow, Morgan Stanley has not downgraded the rating of Silvergate’s shares. A possible reason for this is that any testimony from FTX could have a negative effect on the shares of Silvergate.

Technical analysis readings state that there are no bullish reversal signs in place yet for the SI stock. While the weekly RSI is oversold, it has not yet generated bullish divergence.

Silvergate Crash Crypto
SI Weekly Chart. Source: TradingView

It is worth mentioning that there is a long-term support area at $16, which had previously acted as resistance for nearly a year in 2020. It is possible that the SI price will bounce once it gets there.

Coinbase Drops to New All-Time Low

Coinbase is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world. COIN shares price has fallen more than 91% since its IPO in April 2021. This has led to a new all-time low of $38.50, recently. Interestingly, the downward movement has followed a descending resistance trendline. 

Despite the sharp drop, there are bullish signs in the form of bullish divergence in the weekly RSI (green line). The divergence has developed since May 2022.

Coinbase Resistance Line
Coinbase Weekly Chart. Source: TradingView

If Coinbase stock successfully initiates a reversal, it could cause a sharp upward movement. A breakout from the resistance trendline, which currently hovers around $50, would confirm that the reversal has begun.

For BeInCrypto’s latest crypto market analysis, click here.

Top crypto platforms in the US | February 2024

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Valdrin Tahiri
Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial Markets from the Barcelona School of Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began writing for several different cryptocurrency related websites as a freelancer before eventually taking on the role of BeInCrypto's Senior Analyst. (I do not have a discord and will not contact you first there. Beware of scammers)
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